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Museums In Kissimmee

The Kissimmee area is home to a host of unique and interesting museums including the one-of-a-kind Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Air Museum. The Osceola County Historical Society and Pioneer Museum give visitors a glimpse of life as a Florida Cracker in the late 1800s.

Museums in Kissimmee
The Bataan-Corregidor Memorial.

A Tribute to Courage immortalizes the idea that in war there are no victors, only losers. With so many very grim days in the history of the United States , as it fought overseas wars far from its shores, it's amazing how history never seems to stop repeating itself. The Bataan-Corregidor Memorial yearns to eternalize the lives of the brave American and Filipino soldiers and servicemen and the civilian men and women whose heroism was notable.

Nestled in the heart of Kissimmee , this one of a kind monument is a major tourist draw. Its creation is traced back on Nov. 4, 1987 as Richard O. Herring and Menandro M. deMesa met for the first time at The Orlando Sentinel's Ninth Annual Writers Forum for an ordinance related to the use of the American flag. Their subsequent collaboration gave birth to a project concerning Filipino-American relations.  What started as a regular discussion about the sad fate of the Bataan-Corregidor veterans paved the way for a more noble milestone.

Endorsed by Governor Lawton Chillies.

With the help of the local officials of Kissimmee City, Herring's proposal to set aside a prime lakefront location to be the future site of the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial was heralded unanimously.

The Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation was then formed to undertake the project.  On July 15, 1993, the State of Florida duly recognized it as a non-profit organization, followed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Services approval on September 22, 1993, of its tax-exempt, tax deductible status under Section 501(c)(3).  In other words, donations to the project are 100% tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The project was endorsed by Governor Lawton Chilies, U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Congressmen Jim Bacchus and Bill McCollum, Orange County Chairman Linda Chapin, Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood, former Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick, Kissimmee Mayor John B. Pollett and General William C. Wesstmoreland.

The memorial now stands proudly and is regaled as one of the most popular tourist stops in the city. The Bataan-Corregidor memorial not only honors the gallant American and Filipino defenders of Bataan and Corregidor but also those who fought throughout the Philippines in World War II.  It hopes to serve as a grim reminder that Americans and Filipinos fought and died side by side in the last two World Wars, in Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. 

Museums in Kissimmee.

Bataan-Corregidor Memorial
461 West Oak Street ,
Kissimmee , FL 34741 ,
Corner of Lakeshore Drive & Monument Ave. ,
Tel - 407-846-6131

Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall
1101 Massachusetts Ave.
St. Cloud , FL , 34769
Tel - 407-892-6146

Historic Bok Sanctuary
1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales , FL, 33853
Tel - 863-676-1408

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
23 Broadway
Kissimmee , FL , 34741

Medieval Life Village
4510 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee , FL , 34746
Tel - 407-396-2900

Monument of States
Monument Ave
Kissimmee , FL , 34741
Mount Peace Cemetery
755 E. 10th St .
St. Cloud , FL , 34769
Tel - 407-957-7243

Osceola County Historic Courthouse
3 Courthouse Sq.
Kissimmee , FL , 34741
Tel - 407-343-2ASK

St. Cloud Historical Museum
1200 New York Ave.
St. Cloud , FL , 34769
Tel - 407-892-3671

The Osceola County Historical Society & Pioneer Enrichment Center
750 N. Bass Rd.
Kissimmee , FL , 34746
Tel - 407-396-8644

USSSA Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
Tel - 611 Line Dr. ( Osceola Heritage Park )
Kissimmee , FL , 34744
Tel - 321-697-3638

Veterans Tribute Museum
Osceola Square Mall, 3831 W. Vine St .
Kissimmee , FL , 34741
Tel - 407-931-3133

Warbird Adventures, Inc.
233 N. Hoagland Blvd.
Kissimmee , FL , 34741
Tel - 407-870-7366

White1Foundation Focke Wulf 190 Project and Museum
822 N. Hoagland Blvd.
Kissimmee , FL , 34741
Tel - 727-365-1713

Osceola Center for the Arts.

The Osceola Center for the Arts is a great place to catch live theatre, concerts and art exhibits. You'll also find world-class opera, ballet and symphonic performances nearby. Or you might even catch a concert at the new Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park

Osceola Center for the Arts
2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee , FL , 34744
Tel - 407-846-6257

Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Ln.
Kissimmee , FL , 34744
Tel - 321-697-3333


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